One-two sentences recipes Dum Aloo

Fennel Seeds (Saunf) is a strange ingredient in cooking. Most of us in South India know it is as something to be eaten after a meal. But it does add...

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

One-two sentences recipes Mirchi ka Saalan

Many cities are known for their local delicacies. One of the delicacies Hyderabad is known for is Mirchi Ka Saalan. You will rarely find it on any menu in Hotels...

Posted on Sep 9, 2019

One-two sentences recipes Palak Paneer

I often find that cooking is made to seem unnecessarily complicated. The recipes sometimes seem more complicated than the cooking itself. I am trying to write a one-line or max...

Posted on Aug 1, 2019

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Three changes we need to protect people's choice

Political defections are not new. They have been there for decades. At one time, I remember a whole cabinet changed their colours...

Posted on Jul 31, 2019

Sometimes they are just equals, one is not better than the other.


Perhaps in no other field is competitive spirit as clear as it is in sports. The whole existence of sports is to encourage competition. The Olympic motto, Higher, Faster, Stronger...

Posted on Jul 30, 2019

Pay the price if you break these rules of everyday living

1. Bend towards the washbasin while brushing your teeth especially when you are bushing with eyes closed. The toothpaste foam has an affinity for your clothes.
2. Don’t trust your...

Posted on Jul 5, 2019

How to give money to dependents?

Often we have to give money to our dependents such as spouse, children, parents, siblings, friends etc. How should we give it?
Whether we acknowledge it or not, money is...

Posted on Jul 4, 2019

Enhancing personal efficiency - A way to avoid forgetting some jobs



Two similar incidents happened recently showing me how to avoid forgetting some jobs. On day 1, my nephew called me up after leaving home to say that he had forgotten...

Posted on Jul 2, 2019

Are households different where men run the kitchen?

This has nothing to do with gender stereotypes. But it is more common in our country that the woman is in charge of running the kitchen. In most households, as...

Posted on Jul 1, 2019

The thrill of discovering a discovery


You know many people do it, but you don't know how to do that. For some odd reason, you don't know whom to ask and what exactly to ask. Then...

Posted on Jun 29, 2019

Our battle with TIME

Do we have less of it or more of it? It is one resource that befuddles us endlessly. At times it feels, we have so much to do and so...

Posted on Jun 28, 2019

Do you eat from a plate or a bowl?

I grew up eating from a plate where only the ‘proper’ things could be mixed. You did not mix up everything. You ate each thing separately with its accompaniments. Later...

Posted on May 14, 2019

People I know Shilpa Johar - Art unboxed

Art is not easy to define. Dance, music, painting or any other form can be experienced but not explained. Some people we know in our life are like that. They...

Posted on May 13, 2019

Calming the storm in the head

You want to stop the loop thinking. You want to end the tape that is running in your head. You want to switch off the film running inside your head...

Posted on May 10, 2019

How to judge predictions?

It is the election season and we will have a host of predictions before the results come in. Politicians, media, ‘expert psephologists’, astrologers and lay people will jump in with...

Posted on May 8, 2019

Death of pigeons in Bangalore

Today's news report has confirmed that more than 50 pigeons which died in Bangalore last week died due to drinking some poisonous liquid. This conclusion comes after the carcasses were...

Posted on May 3, 2019

Our acquired love for the bitter taste

Most children instinctively reject anything that tastes bitter. It must be a natural instinct to protect us from savouring anything toxic. Bitter - keep away was an unambiguous message. Even...

Posted on May 1, 2019

Being an animal lover and a non-vegetarian is not a multiple personality disorder


A few of us had gone out for dinner at a multi-cuisine restaurant. As the food was being ordered, two of us, including me, were vegetarians and the other six...

Posted on Apr 3, 2019

Stopping the conversations in the head - Give a running commentary on life around you


Most times we are talking to someone in our mind. Either to someone or to ourselves. As long as the conversations are pleasant, they are welcome. But there are times...

Posted on Apr 3, 2019

Movie Recommendation: A Quiet Place


Today, on a Sunday when I am home, there is a lot of noise around as some function is happening in a temple nearby. I wonder why can’t all religions...

Posted on Mar 26, 2019